Sicilian Defense, Najdorf w/ 6.Bg5 – Standard chess #21

I played a standard chess game as black with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment. The opening played was the Sicilian Defense, Najdorf with 6.Bg5. White castled long. That one concise phrase speaks volumes as a tough sharp battle is the likely result, and this game was no exception. Piece activity and timing are both paramount in opposite sides castling positions. Proceed with caution, manage your clock time well, and be prepared to calculate accurately at any moment!

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 { B95 Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation } 7. Qd2 Be7 8. f3 Qc7 9. O-O-O Nbd7 10. g4 Rb8 11. h4 b5 12. Bd3 Ne5 13. Be3 Nc4 14. Bxc4 bxc4 15. g5 Nh5 16. Rhg1 Qb7 17. b3 O-O 18. f4 g6 19. f5 Rd8 20. Qf2 Bf8 21. Rgf1 Bg7 22. Nde2 a5 23. Bd4 exf5 24. Bxg7 Nxg7 25. Nd5 cxb3 26. axb3 a4 27. Nd4 axb3 28. cxb3 Be6 29. Nf6+ Kh8 30. Rd3 Rdc8+ 31. Kd2 Ra8 32. Rc1 Rxc1 33. Kxc1 Ra1+ 34. Kb2 Qa7 35. Nc2 Qxf2 36. Rc3 Ra8 37. b4 fxe4 38. b5 Nh5 39. b6 Qxb6+ 40. Kc1 Nxf6

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